Perscription Drugs By: Caitlin McKercher

Warning Signs Of Abuse

If you think that you or a loved one might be abusing perscription drugs here are some signs for abuse,

  • Reduced appitite
  • Agitated
  • High body temeture
  • Slurred speech

Real life story

“A ‘friend’ of mine turned me on to Oxys. I started with 40 mg tabs, then after a couple of months I bumped up to 60 mgs. I was really addicted by this point and started chewing them to get off quicker. Had to have one in the morning when I got up or I’d be sick. Had to have another before noon. Then a couple more in the afternoon and evening. I knew I was hooked because I had to have them to function. I felt horrible without them. Not only physically, but I couldn’t deal with people or life without them. Then I went to 80 mgs and my world came tumbling down. I started stealing from everyone I knew to get my fix....”

- Charleen

Consequences to Self

If you abuse Perscription drugs you have a higher chance of getting . . .

Depression

Anxiety Disorders

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

Consequences To Others

If you take your parents heart medication that they need to live and they go to get the medicine to help them and its missing they might die of a heart attack because you stole their medicine.

Do you want this to happen to someone you love?

Road to Recovery

If you think that you or a loved one are addicted to prescription medications you can talk to your doctor, they can refer you to drug treatment programs.

"It is not the urges that make us but our choices"

Credits:

Created with images by Brett_Hondow - "pills amoxicillin capsules" • stevepb - "thermometer headache pain" • JenXer - "When you think of mental illness, is this what you see?" • rtdisoho - "mental health depression anxiety" • PracticalCures - "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" • JBLivin - "the road to recovery"

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